Hardwood floor is a good type of flooring that can give you what you need in your home. It is durable, strong, beautiful, aesthetical and warm. So, it can instantly improve the comfort in your home once it is installed. Talking about installing hardwood floors, there are some things that should be put into account to make your hardwood floors more durable.
Installation is all about preparation because installation won’t be successfully completed without a good preparation. So, it is important to prepare the sub-floor before installing hardwood floors. If your flooring is carpeted, pull it up to prepare the hardwood floors. It can be removed using pliers or pry bar starting from the corner. Take out any staples that may be left in the floor from your carpet using pliers, but do it carefully to not hurt yourself during the process. When the carpet is removed, you will find some residue left on the subfloor. It can be removed using a glue-dissolving solvent. After removing, sweep the floor and install oriented strand board or OSB firstly on the sub-floor before installing hardwood floors. This layer is less expensive than plywood, so it can be a good alternative. You can install OSB to the sub flooring using a standard staple gun. Cover the OSB with red rosin paper sheets.
It is frequently used in home improvement projects, so it is a good option. Staple it down to get it installed over the OSB. This is all the preparation before installing the hardwood floors. Make sure to make a good preparation before installation because it can affect the result significantly. The installation of hardwood floors should be started with measuring, marking and laying. Installing hardwood floors is not easy, but if you have a good preparation, the installation can be finished successfully in your home.
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